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President-elect Donald Trump made another great stride for America—maybe even for mankind, given the CIA’s global reach. Mr. Trump slapped the Central Intelligence Agency down. And hard.

The flurry over the Russia-related misinformation released by the CIA is reminiscent of the ramp-up to war in Iraq, except that, in Bushspeak: “Fool me once, shame on … shame on you. Fool me … You can’t get fooled again!”

The CIA has been asserting, sans proof, that Vladimir Putin had, essentially, elected Donald Trump. This, the Russian ruler is alleged to have done by hacking the emails of the Democratic National Congress and those of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.

WikiLeaks, the source of October’s epic “data dump,” has denied Russian complicity in enlightening and educating the American people. Why enlightening and educating? Wonderful WikiLeaks provided definitive proof that the mass media are lapdogs, not watchdogs. Democratic lapdogs. The colluding quislings of the major networks and newspapers had actively worked to elect Mrs. Clinton. Thanks to WikiLeaks, Americans also learned of the contempt with which these Democrats hold them.

Distilled, the CIA’s position, shared by the rest of the foreign-policy priestly caste, is that the American people don’t have the right to know what WikiLeaks divulged. Better that Americans elect rotten representatives who hate their guts, than violate the privacy of rogues looking to live-off them.

Were it up to this writer, these mezzanine-level party operatives—Democrat and Republican—would have no privacy on the job. They’re auditioning to go on the people’s payroll! They’re looking to serve the people. As members of the degraded sphere of politics, make party apparatchiks as easy to monitor as parolees.

WikiLeaks’ proprietor has martyred himself in the cause of truth. Without fear or favor, Julian Assange has exposed the workings of business and government alike, Republican and Democrat—from Facebook, Google and Yahoo’s “built-in interfaces for US intelligence,” to the clandestine wheeling-and-dealing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to the neoconservatives’ war-crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As another unimpeachable source put it: “Do we believe Snowden and Assange, or John McCain and Lindsey Graham? I would add: Who’s likelier to destabilize his country by going to war? Putin or Graham?

So, too, does the Federal Bureau of Investigation disagree with the CIA’s intemperate charges against Russia. Not that the FBI is more trustworthy than the CIA. Still, the FBI at least is smarting because “Hillary Clinton was not criminally charged for mishandling classified information.”


Above all, the most powerful man in the world, President-elect Donald Trump, has now mainstreamed a truth for which some on the Right were ostracized, 14 years ago. Lest we forget, Mr. Trump ran on disavowing the lie that was Genghis Bush’s war on Iraq. And he continues to properly implicate the CIA in foul-play in that country: “President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team questioned the credibility of the CIA late Friday in response to a report the agency found Russia intervened in the election to boost his prospects. ‘These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,’ the Trump transition team said in a statement.”

Indeed, in the winter of 2002, this writer had perused publicly available CIA reports about Saddam Hussein. These, I reported, “offered no fresh incriminating evidence against Iraq, but a lot of equivocating, inventive bafflegab.” Used by the CIA were vague phrases that amounted to, “Saddam will probably”; “give him time and he will eventually”; “with sufficient weapons-grade fissile material, he’ll doubtless”; “he doesn’t have the capability to develop enriched uranium or plutonium to fuel a nuclear bomb, but hang in there …”

This was obviously not the letter of the CIA text, but it was close enough to its spirit. Unclear was how the CIA could claim to have cobbled evidence for weapons of mass destruction from an “interest in acquiring” or “an effort to procure,” considering its analysts offered no proof of such actions and purchases.

The same vague nomenclature deployed by CIA analysts to take Americans to war in Iraq is evident in the agency’s unsubstantiated claims against Russia. In trying to incriminate absent hard evidence, the CIA, as reported by the Washington Post, alludes to “a secret assessment,” nowhere apparent, identifying only “anonymous sources and individuals” in “closed-door briefing.”

Underpinning the Left’s delayed Russophobia—they’re about a century too late—is a logical fallacy: the argument from authority. Believe the CIA because its intelligence is derived “from multiple sources.” Be impressed since “the intelligence community [has] officially [not informally] accused Moscow.” Bow down because our CIA overlords’ non-specific intelligence makes it “quite clear” that the accusations against Moscow are justified. And if verbiage without evidence leaves you unconvinced, well then, “Democratic leaders in the room unanimously agreed …”

Onward to war.

As I see it, Trump’s daily intelligence briefings are tangentially related to the attempt to incriminate Russia in ridding us of Hillary. Said President-elect Trump to Fox News’ Chris Wallace: “I don’t need to be told the same thing every day, every morning, same words. ‘Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.’ I don’t need that. … If something should change from this point, immediately call me. I’m available on one minute’s notice.”

The terminally stupid talking heads are outraged. Economizing always rattles the politicians and the presstitutes (with apologies to honest, hardworking prostitutes). They’re used to creating redundancies and duplication, which are lucrative. But in President-elect Trump, the establishment has a different animal—someone who’s looking to eliminate redundancies; who’s aware of the cost of a scarce resource like time.

More crucially, the daily intelligence briefings likely comprise a good deal of “analysis,” and NOT original intelligence intercepts. Perhaps Mr. Trump is not wild about the quality of “analysis” America has been receiving from 17 highly politicized intelligence agencies. (Talk about redundancies!) I know I’d want to compare the original intelligence intercepts with the analysis rendered by the “experts,” before making life-and-death decisions.

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  1. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Progs say Russia is to blame for everything, including Trump’s victory, and Trump says China is to blame for everything.

    • Replies: @Sean
  2. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Personally, I don’t care if Russia or any other nation interfered in US elections.

    US isn’t ruled by a national government but by globalist oligarchy.

    So, who cares if one bunch of foreigners interfere with another bunch of foreigners?

    Globalists are foreigners in every country. US globalists may be US citizens, but their loyalty is not to the US. It is like Merkel is not a national leader. She is a globalist and, as such, a foreign ruler of Germany. She certainly doesn’t serve German interests. She is only nominally the leader of Germany. She is really a foreign agent even if of German origin.

    CIA is not a national organization. It is controlled by globalists. As such, it serves foreign entities.
    So, let’s say the CIA is right. Suppose Russians did play a role in US politics.

    I don’t care. If anything, I think that’s great.
    When Americans are ruled by one bunch of foreigners — the globalists — ,what does it matter if US politics got interfered by another bunch of foreigners, the Russians?

    If anything, it is good for the people’s liberation.

    When Vietnam was ruled by the French, their eventual liberation was hastened by Japanese taking power from the French. Japanese, another bunch of foreigners, knocked out the French, the current foreign rulers, and thus, French rule over Vietnam was weakened, and that gave the opening for the Vietnamese national uprising.

    So, if Russian interference weakens globalist-foreign rule over America, it’s all for the good.
    It loosens globo-oligarchic control over America, and it gives the People an opening to rise up and rebel.

    Besides, the US came into being ONLY BECAUSE the French helped the revolutionaries against the British.

    If US were ruled by a truly national-patriotic government and if another nation interfered in US politics, that would make me angry. But as the US is ruled by alien-globalists, I welcome any foreign power to interfere and weaken the grip of the current globo-oligarchs in the US.

    Besides, the US has no right to complain since it’s been interfering and subverting regimes and cultures all over the world. It’s even been forcing homo agenda on all nations.

    Down with globo-US.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  3. guest says:

    I find it funny that the Big, Bad Thing us supposed to be that Russia influenced the elections by letting us all in on the Truth (pravda?). Because they were actually the DNCs emails, weren’t they? As much has been admitted, if tacitly. So why is this supposed to be a bad thing? Besides privacy?

    The funny part, however, is how in the wake of the election we’ve been bombarded with organized dispersal of the term “fake news.” Well, the leaks at least weren’t fake. If that got Trump elected, then fake news isn’t to blame. Real news is.

    Of course, people build fake news on top of real news. Say Pizzagate is bogus–not that I know it is–knowingly spreading rumors about sinister-sounding but in reality innocuous emails is “fake news.” Unknowingly doing it is false news, I guess. But you can build fake and false news on top of regular real news, too. When video of a collapsed Hillary came out, the MSM was forced to admit the reality of health concerns. Even if it was just to back up the campaign’s story (/stories).

    Conspiracy theories were concocted on top of, or expanded as a result of, that bit of real, MSN-reported news, weren’t they? So my argument stands. According to the CIA and the MSM Trump was elected by Real News. Case closed.

  4. As we have observed elsewhere in this forum, it’s more than a little entertaining that The Powers That Be, who once despised the CIA and cozied up to Russia and the USSR, now despise Russia and worship the CIA.

    This is essentially tribal. Putin doesn’t kowtow to the Tribe, and the CIA does its dirty work.

    • Replies: @dahoit
  5. Max Payne says:

    Lest we forget, Mr. Trump ran on disavowing the lie that was Genghis Bush’s war on Iraq. And he continues to properly implicate the CIA in foul-play in that country

    They’re going to shoot this guy.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Realist
  6. Ilana has certainly been a partisan attack dog for Trump… but as it turns out, that may have been just what was needed, now the nature of the opposition and their intentions have become ever clearer.

  7. alexander says:

    Dear Ilana,

    There are over three hundred million Americans who consider it a very serious crime to be defrauded out of trillions of their tax dollars to go murder people who never attacked us and never intended to.

    A very serious crime.

    The run up to the Iraq war was predicated not only on the certainty of the imminent threat of Saddam’s WMD “mushroom clouds” over the US, but that he had ALREADY attacked us , Ilana, with “anthrax”…..penetrating our news rooms and capitol.

    I believed everything I was told at the time….Everything!

    On the heels of 9-11, the fact that Saddam had the temerity and gall to “anthrax us”, left me wholly resolute in bringing the thunder down on this motherf#cker.

    The fact these”known Knowns” turned out to be complete FRAUD , once the war was underway……. is not okay.

    It is the equivalent of deceiving the American people that Norwegian fighter planes bombed Pearl Harbor……and that we proceeded to destroy all of Norway in response.

    It is not okay ……and it will never be okay.

    And Americans do not forget.

    Like all the investors who were defrauded out of their money by Bernie Madoff, so too were we all defrauded into the Iraq war by those we trusted and believed …and who turned out to be liars.

    Only in our case, as opposed to Madoff’s “suckers”, this deception led to the deaths of perhaps (over) a million innocent people , the complete destruction of a country,the chaotic destabilization of an entire region, and the liquidation of trillions from our Nations balance sheet.

    It is not right, Ilana…..

    ….And it is not a question of making war or peace,… It is the fact that being defrauded into murdering those who were not culpable of any crime towards us, is something Americans do not accept.

    We want the defrauders jailed…and as much of the money that was pilfered from US in the process, clawed back to our balance sheet.

    It is what EVERY American wants, Ilana.

    The big media , having been wholly complicit in this defrauding, is in panic mode.

    And their panic has increased ten-fold knowing their lock on impunity for such deceits, like having Queen Hillary in the White House, did NOT materialize.

    They are well aware they screwed the pooch on the Iraq war, and there should be hell to pay.

    Their default button (of deflection) is “Its Putin fault “…”Russia lied you into the Iraq war, not US…..Bomb him..Hate him….He is the scoundrel….Not us …..and let us keep all those trillions our deceptions pilfered from you”.

    Sorry Charlie.

    Not this time…….This time, nobody believes anything they have to say.

    And why should we ?

  8. Brabantian says: • Website

    Despite useful details in the recent spate of ‘leaks’, Ilana Mercer has been quite fooled by a CIA-Mossad intelligence operation with her praise for “Wonderful Wikileaks”, Julian Assange & Edward Snowden (& Glenn Greenwald too), who are in fact CIA & Mossad hoaxers & fakers, every major government knows this, V. Putin hints at it too … As has been appearing on Daily Bell & ZeroHedge, & long publicised via Veterans Today

    Years ago, both Zbigniew Brzezinski & Benjamin Netanyahu, both blurted out that ‘Wikileaks’ were ‘selected’ by US-Israeli intel agencies & have quite been Israel-protecting … The pro-Trump ‘leaks’ of Assange this year, are part of a package to prop up Assange’s crumbling credibility

    It seems Assange is not even ‘living at the London Ecuador embassy’ as claimed, but rather moved in & out by UK intel, with Assange just there for photos & meetings

    The report at Europe’s intel agencies devastating the Snowden – Greenwald frauds & also touching on Assange, is online:

    Amongst items to note:
    – Laughably, the official story is that Snowden first ‘leaked’ to Dick Cheney’s friend & biographer at the Washington Post, anti-9-11-truth Bart Gellman … no real ‘dissident’ would ‘leak’ to Dick Cheney’s friend at a flagship CIA newspaper
    – Ex-gay-p-rnographer & Rothschild & Bill Gates employee Greenwald, received US $50 million from CIA-tied billionaire & war criminal of Ukraine Pierre Omidyar, who is certainly NOT interested in real ‘dissidents’ … and one can see Greenwald produces very little with his $50 million ‘brave great journalism’ operation at ‘The Intercept’
    – Snowden, Assange, & Greenwald are all anti-9-11-truth
    – Assange has had Rothschild lawyers & Snowden & family CIA-tied lawyers, who never represent real dissidents
    – Snowden’s revelations were not ‘new’, just more details on what was fairly fully on ‘conspiracy’ websites from 5+ previous NSA whistle-blowers & even in a 2008 book
    – Snowden & Assange were both creations pumped by CIA newspapers New York Times & UK Guardian, who both have criminal charge complaints against them in Europe, for taking bribes to engage in libellous attacks & defamations against real US dissidents
    – Snowden & Assange have likely helped identify, silence, maybe even murder real dissidents, who were duped into contacting NY Times / UK Guardian / the oily Greenwald
    – And much more at the link above

    There is zero legitimacy to Snowden, Assange or Greenwald … Very funny that people trust ‘dissidents’ who were all served up by the CIA’s own media conduits as ‘limited hang-out’ Trojan horses to deflect from & de-legitimise more important truths

  9. My electric toothbrush has topped working…… Putin again?

  10. Marcus says:

    Someone tell my why the CIA would even be involved in this? Foreign intelligence activities on US soil would be the duty of the FBI, NSA, etc. to defend against. Methinks they are trying their hand at a domestic coup.

    • Replies: @Avery
  11. @NoseytheDuke

    Vlad Putin killed the Kennedy’s, knocked down the WTC towers, launched the Gulf of Tonkin attacks, killed Elvis before his time, and erased 18 minutes of Nixon’s WH tapes.

    Vlad Putin is everywhere.

    • Replies: @Thales the Milesian
  12. Durruti says:

    Lovely well written article/missive by Ilana Mercer.

    Would appreciate Mercer comment on information/analysis offered by Brabantian – above #8.

    Brabantian’s analysis must be answered. Is it true?

    If the Rothschilds and other Zionist Imperialist Oligarchs control Governments, the world, and the Mainstream Media (MSM), then is it a stretch to expect them to control the ‘Opposition’ on the ‘Alternate Media’?

    Merry Christmas to all!

    The Only Road is to Restore Our Republic!

  13. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    America, how does it feel to have the CIA–Cocaine Importing Agency–do the same thing to us they’ve been doing to governments around the world since at least 1953, when they helped the Brits overthrow the elected Iranian president who had the audacity to tell the world that Iranian oil was going to be used for the chief benefit of Iranians? Shocking.

    Now that Americans are saying they want the government to start taking care of problems at home and not invade ME and African nations for the benefit of Israel and those TBTF Wall Street casinos, the CIA is striking back, attempting to do a bloodless coup d’etat in the USA, because us deplorables are getting uppity, thinking the government should first take care of business here, instead of shoveling endless sums of money and free weapons to Israel.

  14. Sean says:

    Mark my words: as s pres, Trump will slap the Russians down. A few Stingers to Syrian rebels will do it.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  15. Jack ryan says: • Website

    I m pleasantly surprised that the lying press and Neo Conservatives didn t convince many Reagan Conservatoves that the Russians were still our number #1 enemy.

    Romney actually campaigned on this as there was a lot of Reagan nostalgia.

    I m generally successful slapping down this Amurican “I hates the Russians” by stating :

    “I m in bed with the Russians. I would love to be in bed with sexy Russian gals like Anna Kournikova. What s your problem? You would prefer to be in bed with HIV+ Afghan Pakistani Islamists who want to homo rape you?”

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  16. MarkinLA says:

    Since the Russian’s know Snowden is a CIA plant, why don’t they just arrest him? Or better yet, return him t0 the US where he is supposed to be put on trial. If he isn’t tried then you know he was CIA.

  17. MarkinLA says:
    @Jack ryan

    I m pleasantly surprised that the lying press and Neo Conservatives didn t convince many Reagan Conservatoves that the Russians were still our number #1 enemy.

    Not so sure about that. The Russia is not our friend meme is pushed constantly in this latest circus.

  18. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Fake News’ is not about the What. It’s about the Whom. The Globalists WHO feel threatened by counter-narratives are the ones calling alternative media ‘fake news’.

    If something is fake but serves the Glob Narrative, it is ‘real’.

    If something is real but subverts the Glob Narrative, it is ‘fake’.

    It’s like ‘real’ and ‘fake’ in Castro’s Cuba depends on whether it serves the rulers or not.

  19. Skeptikal says:
    @Max Payne

    “They’re going to shoot this guy.”

    Which is maybe why he has surrounded himself with some military strongmen (so it looks like to me).
    And, I suspect that Exxon Mobil has very good intel contractors of their own . . .
    and if Tillerson is friends with Putin, so much the better, because Putin is also an intelligence pro.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  20. Sean says:

    Their exponential increase means China is gaining in relative economic size (potential military power) over-against Russia and America. America needs to slow China down, and that means Russia will have to choose a side.

    • Replies: @Realist
  21. Realist says:
    @Max Payne

    “They’re going to shoot this guy.”

    That would be the CIA

  22. @Brabantian

    Veterans Today? Really? That’s weak, Homes. Every word is a lie, including “veterans” and ” today”. If they’re ever right it’s by accident.

  23. annamaria says:

    “Trump will slap the Russians down. A few Stingers to Syrian rebels will do it.”

    Considering the Lobby’s parasitic influence on the US government this is quite possible. The US government has been arming the “Syrian rebels” (the affiliates of Al Qaeda/ISIS) for quite some time already.
    The Al-Qaeda/ISIS affiliation of the “Syrian rebels” (or “moderate” jihadis in DC parlance) is of course of no concern for various beneficiaries of ISIS – whether Israel, or the Clintons (who are caring for their personal fortune), or the pompous brass fattening on enormous Pentagon budget. What was the Patriot Act about? – 9/11? The US has wasted $6 trillions on “remaking” the Middle East, while cooperating with Saudi Arabia, the principal sponsor of Islamic terrorism (including 9/11). So much for the “patriots” in the US Congress.
    “Trump will slap the Russians down. A few Stingers to Syrian rebels will do it” is a fervent dream of Israel-firsters that have been among the most prominent cheerleaders for the illegal interventions in the Middle East, while none of them can be found among the maimed and killed Americans, the victims of the ziocon/MIC policies in the Middle East.
    You alluded to the fact that the US Congress had authorized sending the MANPADS to the “Syrian rebels” (Saudi-sposored terrorists) in order to stop the process of restoration of sovereign Syria.
    Ever thought about the possibility of Stingers used against civilian Israeli airliners? – Think again. Moreover, the famous “there is no daylight between Israel and US” could eventually produce tool much light in a kind of nuclear exchange between nuclear-armed states. The parasitic Israel-firsters in the US could get too much for their efforts by nudging the world towards the greater and greater mistrust.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  24. Realist says:

    “Democratic lapdogs.”

    Democrat lapdogs.
    FTFY (They are far from Democratic)

    “Mr. Trump slapped the Central Intelligence Agency down. And hard.”

    Quite probably that is what caused Kennedy’s short stay in the White House.

    Does Cindy know that her husband is ‘dating’ the lovely Lindsey Graham?

    If Trump survives this latest round of attacks there will be plenty more. The power elite will never give up. They are power hungry, greedy bastards. And killing means nothing to them, they are responsible for millions of deaths. The CIA is the power elites/deep states muscle. Always has been.

  25. Realist says:

    “Russia will have to choose a side.”

    They already have.

    • Replies: @Sean
  26. Avery says:

    {….why the CIA would even be involved in this? }


    NSA is responsible for the safety and security of US Gov communications (in addition to trying to break into foreign comms). The fact that NSA is not saying anything and it is the CIA making noises is very strange – to say the least.

    Plus FBI has kept mum also.

    By law, CIA is not even allowed to operate inside US.
    Very, very disconcerting that CIA is sticking its nose in this.

    {Methinks they are trying their hand at a domestic coup.}


    • Replies: @Marcus
  27. Sean says:
    Now the Russian authorities want China to develop the maritime trade in the East Arctic even as Moscow’s earlier plans to create new Eurasian transit corridors remain stalled. In recent decades, the Arctic summer ice cover has dropped by nearly half against a backdrop of global warming. The route is expected to be free of ice in summer in about two decades.
    Beijing has already indicated interest in the NSR. In September 2013, Young Sheng, the ship owned by COSCO Shipping, became the first Chinese vessel ever to pass through the NSR in the east Arctic.

    It took Young Sheng 35 days to sail from Dalian to Rotterdam, while the route through the Suez Canal is about two weeks longer. Yong Sheng’s voyage, supported by Chinese authorities, came as the first move by the world’s top exporter to use the NSR to funnel exports to the European Union.

    With US shale extraction technology Russia would be able to sell China vast amounts of cheap energy, certainly enabling exponential Chinese growth while maybe adding an order of magnitude to global warming. Moreover it might let Russia more quickly get rid of the ice that stops them fast tracking and making faster cheaper Chinese exports to Europe to eliminate manufacturing industry even more effectively than at present.

    Of course Russia as China’s Saudi Arabia would inexorably become transformed into the satellite of the mega -power China that would result from such a relationship. If given US shale extraction technology Russia will choose the wrong side and certainly wreck Western economies and maybe global environment too. Unless Russia sees sense and chooses the West, which would be Russia choosing to remain an comparatively independent entity, don’t give them our technology.

    • Replies: @Randal
    , @NoseytheDuke
    , @Realist
  28. Marcus says:

    The NSA was all over the big Chinese hacks a few years ago, and there was no controversy over the culprit.

  29. Randal says:

    Unless Russia sees sense and chooses the West

    They tried that from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. Putin was an early enthusiast for cooperation with the US sphere, because he’s a man who sees clearly where the power lies.

    In return they got NATO/EU expansion, missile “defence”, “democracy promotion”, colour revolutions, the Kosovo war, and regime changes in ally after ally.

    The Ukraine interference and sanctions probably ended the last shreds of naivety on Russia’s part about the prospects for Russia in any attempt to cooperate with the US and its satellite states.

    You could have had an economic and political alliance with Russia that would have balanced against China. Russia was up for it, and it made sense for both sides. But you and your interventionist pals blew it, big time. Just as with your endless whimpering about increased Iranian influence in Iraq after 2003, and increased Iranian and Russian influence in Syria now, you brought it entirely upon yourselves, and you have nobody else to blame but your warmongering selves.

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @Sean
  30. I can’t be the only one to wonder why Russia hacking the DNC server is a National Security issue.
    After all, it’s not as if the DNC, a private non-governmental political group, would have any sensitive government data on their server, would they?

    Catching some of the astonishing drivel from NBC in particular I wonder if they are at all aware of the adage that If you aim for the King had better kill the King.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  31. @Sean

    It would be hard for the Russians to sell energy to China for less than the Australians do. The traitorous Australian government makes long-term contracts and sells it to the Chinese for a mere fraction of what Australian consumers and energy generators pay for Australian “clean” LNG. It’s a national disgrace but Australians care only for sport and booze and little else.

    • Replies: @Sean
  32. @Skeptikal

    I’m sure he can do much better privately than with these tools:

    Maybe Boris will lend a few Spetznaz.

  33. @The Alarmist

    There is more.

    Vlad Putin is guilty of the following crimes against history:

    1. He started the Peloponnesian war.

    2. He instigated the Vandals and Goths to sack Rome.

    3. He unleashed the Huns against Europe.

    4. He was the cause of the major plagues that devastated Europe:
    A. The plague in Athens
    B. The plague of Justinian
    C. The black death of 1348.

    5. He assassinated Gustavus Adolfus.

    6. He assassinated the emperor Nicholas II.

    7. He assassinated R. Kennedy.

    8. He caused the eruption of mount St. Helen’s volcano.

    9. He assassinated Martin Luther King.

    10. He assassinated archduke Ferdinand of Austria.

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin: The badest OMBRE in history.

  34. dahoit says:
    @Kyle McKenna

    Zion and the CIA are co conspirators,and the CIA has many dual citizens,while zion is one ethnic group.There’s a rub.
    Russia and the USSR never did a thing to America,the animus was mostly capitalist hatred,not the peoples wishes,and they should be our friends,which I’m sure they’d like themselves,as we try to regain sanity in the f*cking 21st century.
    Enough of this weird enemy fixation crap,live and let live,China too,and it all disappears.
    And all this hatred for Russia,yes,does come from the zionists,who are all ex trotskyites with historical revenge on their crummy minds.

  35. Alden says:

    You may be right, but veterans today publishes a lot of things that I know for a fact are wrong. On the other hand if the NYSlimes and the Guardian are pushing Snowden and Assange they probably are CIA plants.

    I can always tell what is truth and what is lies. The truth is the exact opposite of whatever appears in the Slimes and especially The Guardian.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  36. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    Several people have suggested that the CIA is engaged in an attempted coup against President elect Trump. But could it be that unsubstantiated, CIA-sourced leaks against Trump are, in fact, cover for an already successful CIA coup against Hillary?

    Why would the CIA undertake to fix the election in favor of Trump? Either because they view Clinton as a Traitor, or because they see that the globalist path followed by Bush, Clinton and Obama, and to which Hillary Clinton was committed, has put the United States into economic and military decline relative to its geopolitical rivals.

    On that assumption, the role of alleged CIA asset, Asssange, in leaking incrimination DNC and Podesta emails would have been to distract attention from the idea that the CIA was backing Trump, while at the same providing evidence to damn the target of their intervention.

  37. mcohen says:


    Duck said Donald.if it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck and Donald says it is a duck

    Then it is …..donald duck.

    The best thing to come out of this election is that the media,s spell of illusion,the magic mushroom moment…mmm…..has been forever broken.

    Lol……..league of liars

  38. Wow! Just Wow! If true… Wasn’t Trump a “birther”? I think it would be huge if he was vindicated by this revelation.

    If it really is true that the Sheriff has produced evidence that Barry’s birth certificate is a fake it means the gloves are really coming off.

    Buckle up folks.

  39. edNels says:

    the video was a little bit what ever, but it sure said most of the issues..

    Real good

  40. edNels says:

    You must be a little young…

    I am not young anymore… (70+)

    you are pretty smart young female (pretty smart young fella)… a pretty fart smeller!

    I like your articles Ilana, you do good work… I love to trash assholes whoever… I can put in my little 2cents, and it might be lethal , at least I think so… Lethal!

  41. @annamaria

    ” The US government has been arming the “Syrian rebels” (the affiliates of Al Qaeda/ISIS) for quite some time already.”

    So, you are saying that they are a state sponsor of terrorism?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  42. annamaria says:
    @The Alarmist

    “…you are saying that they are a state sponsor of terrorism?”

    Sounds as a Q from a provocateur.
    You could also take pains to reading this paper, a link for which was actually placed in a post that you have answered with such a strong Mossad flavor:
    If you are still in doubt, here is more:
    And more:

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  43. Skeptikal says:
    @Bill Jones

    “After all, it’s not as if the DNC, a private non-governmental political group”

    Hey, good point.
    Shouldn’t the DNC be using and paying for a private security group?
    Why are taxpayers paying for this?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  44. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Fabulous comment. thanks

  45. Skeptikal says:

    If national security information is on the DNC computers, then aren’t we back with the issue of the “original” email dump where State Department emails were found on Clinton’s private laptop?
    It looks like everything related to Clinton is national security; like, there is no such thing as Clinton, private citizen, even when she is one.

    What gives here?
    Isn’t this an issue?
    I.e., what is state classified info doing on DNC computers?
    Why is there no mention of this?
    I am getting more confused.

  46. Realist says:

    The Russians will be just fine.

  47. annamaria says:

    An exemplary prostituting stuff that reaches a middle-school level of sophistication:

    “The Newsweek Daily Beast Company was established in 2010 as a merger between the two media outlets.” Stephen Colvin is The Daily Beast as CEO, John Avlon is Editor-in-Chief, Mike Dyer is Chief Strategy and Product Officer, and Sarah Chubb serves as Senior Advisor.
    Where do these bosses find the mediocrities like James Lewis? Or birds of a feather flock together?

  48. Sean says:

    Australia is indeed a third world country with a first world lifestyle, but they don’t have the productive capacity to use their own energy or make it clean . The US does, and it has the manufacturing to use its own high tech extracted cheap and clean energy. Trump will ensure the cheapest energy in the world stays in the US. The Chinese are trying to get cleaner coal than Australia can supply cheaply because China is desperate to continue with their open access to Western markets, while the West is being hamstrung by employment and environmental standards protection. Any stick is good enough to beat China with, and you will see Trump become a tree hugging endangered owl advocate by taking measures against the Australian-Chinese conspiracy to rape the global environment, which will give Western advanced (clean ) energy using industry a way back into competitiveness. The Russians will soon see which side their bread is buttered.

  49. @annamaria

    Was it my comment or the post that had Mossadian flavour? Which post was that?

  50. Che Guava says:

    I read that a few days ago, on another site.

    It does not make a convincing case for anything. Just goes round and round in circles and then goes nowhere.

    The claim that Assange is free to come and go is ludicrous, the government there has been spending a fortune on around-the-clock police presence to prevent precisely that.

    As for Greenwald being a dubious character, I have always thought so since hearing of him and his background and recent progress, but the article that you cite has not one statement to put that in concrete terms.

    It is interesting that the article is so stupid and baseless, but still has its influence.

  51. Che Guava says:

    I read that a few days ago, on another site.

    It does not make a convincing case for anything. Just goes round and round in circles and then goes nowhere.

    The claim that Assange is free to come and go is ludicrous, the government there has been spending a fortune on around-the-clock police presence to prevent precisely that.

    As for Greenwald being a dubious character, I have always thought so since hearing of him and his background and recent progress, but the article that you cite has not one statement to put that in concrete terms.

    It is interesting that the article is so stupid and baseless, but still has its influence.

  52. Che Guava says:

    I can always tell what is truth and what is lies.

    You are right on your criteria, but the Graun has always been unsympathetic to Assange.

    The consensual sex as rape bit was always more to their tastes.

    They did enjoy the scoop aspect, through Greenwald, Poitras, and of all people, professional fRussia-hater Luke Harding (oh, the irony), in the case of Snowden.

    They don’t print any favourable articles, and of course immediately fell out with Greenwald, who IMHO, is as dodgy as the Graun.

    The Slimes, I hardly ever read it now, has hardly a good word for Assange or Snowden.

    IMHO, they pass your test.

    It would be interesting to know what work Snowden does in Russia. It is nice that they got his gf back to him, now, how that was done would make an interesting film!

    Also very romantic.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    , @Che Guava
  53. Anonymous [AKA "Olli"] says:

    But who elected Obama?

  54. Sean says:

    If they think we will let them reconquer Syria and send 20 million desperate people to Europe, Russia has another thing coming: economic isolation and military force, real military force, are going to be used to repel their proxy invasion of European homelands.

  55. Che Guava says:
    @Che Guava

    By the way, all of us who though Trump might not be just a baiit and switch were fools That includes you, Ilana, and me.

    Not that I think war-monger Hilary would be any better.

    His ‘transithon team’ has announced that movimg the US embassy to Jerusalem is policy.

    Maybe somebody should tell hin that the caphtal city of Israel is Tel Aviv.

  56. Che Guava says:
    @Che Guava

    By the way, all of us who though Trump might not be just a baiit and switch were fools That includes you, Ilana, and me.

    Not that I think war-monger Hilary would be any better.

    His ‘transition team’ has announced that movimg the US embassy to Jerusalem is policy.

    Maybe somebody should tell hin that the caphtal city of Israel is Tel Aviv.

  57. This weekend the temperature here in Minnesota plummeted to minus 26 degrees.

    Bad hombre Vlad did it again!

  58. annamaria says:

    Ukrainian neo-Nazis are elated with the assassination in Ankara:
    Mrs. Nuland-Kagan had made some really interesting selection two years ago.

  59. annamaria says:

    Here is a salut from Ukraine to Mrs. Nuland and the whole Kagans’ clan:
    If the US Jewish Community has any devotion to truth and morals, it should denounce the zionists’ malicious project in Ukraine as a crime; this project has included a corroboration with neonazis and the incessant attempts at inflaming a civil war in Ukraine.

  60. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I think that Trump is turning out to be pro-Neo-con and pro-Jewish.

    He nominated a pro-Israel hardliner to be ambassador to Israel.

    Trumps’ daughter and son-in-law Jared Kushner are Jewish.
    They are his top advisors.

    Neo-cons love Trump.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  61. geokat62 says:

    He nominated a pro-Israel hardliner to be ambassador to Israel.

    Some little known background info about the new US Ambassador to Israel:

    Ali Abunimah*: Well, Friedman is … a bankruptcy lawyer. He’s Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, for the past 15 years, and his campaign adviser on Israel. His views are so hardline that he’s been described as being even to the right of Benjamin Netanyahu, which tells you something. In fact, Friedman is the president of a non-profit that has raised about $10 million over the last five years to directly fund Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

    And, in fact, that organization is named as a defendant in a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year in federal court by 20 Palestinians against American organizations and individuals who are raising money for settlements. And not just for building settlements, but for buying weapons….

    The lawsuit alleges that these organizations are basically involved in money laundering, arms trafficking, and aiding and abetting murder, maiming, theft of Palestinian private property, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and other acts, which are illegal under U.S. and international law. So that lawsuit is currently underway. And Friedman is the president of one of the defendants. And we reported… on the Electronic Intifada [on Dec. 16], that that fact had not been picked up anywhere else.

    * Ali Abunimah, the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli/Palestinian Impasse. He is the co-founder and director of the Electronic Intifada, and the winner of many human rights awards. A resident of Chicago, he contributes regularly to the The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times.

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